The creativity over the weekend was amazing. I only knew 2 of the 7 other ladies, so it was great to see what they were doing, as well as making new friends! Would you like to see? Thought you might!
Maree brought along her “Double Wedding Ring”
and with it up on the design wall, she place the joining 4-patch blocksShe diligently stitched awayand by the end of the weekend, she was ready to place the side and corner piecesMaree also whipped up this wrap around skirt (in less than no time, I’m telling you!)Andrea worked on several things, firstly hemming a table cloth and making new padded chair coversshe stitched more of her collageand on the design wall, played with trianglesThere was a bit of “cover” envy too, when Andrea produced theseCarol could only stay one night, but in 24 hours she made three cushions, all with invisible zips and given that she’d not put in an invisible zip before, a wonderful challenge to complete!
Cheryl is planning a quilt for her husband based on landmarks of his home town, and she’s starting by drawing them all from photos she’s taken – a massive undertakingand Cheryl and I had a bit of fun, with me showing her the basics of crochetand, by George, she’s got it!Ellen made this dress(which, partially made the first day, served as the nightie she forgot to bring!) and then was well on the way to finishing another (which I forgot to photograph), combining two patterns – so cleverDonna hemmed this skirt
had a play with her “Double Wedding Ring” blocksthen put this quilt up on the design walladding pieces and trialing coloursstitching pieces and filling in gapsand it was looking more complete by weekend’s endBetty stitched on the binding for this charity quilt being made by her quilt group for breast cancer researchshe hand quilted……with a little sustenance to hand!then she stitched left over bits and scrapsinto blocksand before too long, a completed little quilt topand I finished appliqueing the centre of my quiltcut out masses of triangles (which I forgot to photograph), then I played with hexagons (yes, sustenance for this job definitely!)then it was my turn at the design wall, and I put up my MSG quilt and placed all the “bits” I’ve been making There’s a few gaps, but I’ll get these appliqued in place then have another look.
So, weren’t we a creative bunch? As you’ve probably guessed, quite a few of the ladies are dressmakers, and it was fascinating to see them go into action with the fitting of the dresses and skirts, and helping Cheryl alter a pair of pants. So enjoyed watching the tweaking and seeing how and where they made the changes to get the fit.
Final bit tomorrow, Lovelies, see you then.